Your knee is the largest joint in your body, and one of the most important. After all, it bears weight and allows you to walk, run, jump, and move throughout the day. When your knee is injured while working, the consequences can be devastating. If you have sustained a workplace knee injury, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Rafliff, L.L.P today.
Understand Workplace Knee InjuriesBecause you and your employer pay for workers’ compensation insurance, you can receive financial reparation for your injury. The insurance should pay for your medical bills (including therapy), out-of-pocket expenses, and about two-thirds of your wages without taxes if you can’t work. Workers’ compensation knee injuries are usually sustained from slips and falls; repetitive movement; kneeling for long periods, impact with a hard surface, twisting, turning, or stopping. Workplace knee injuries can be a meniscus tear, an ACL or MCL tear, tendinitis, fracture and even arthritis. Knee injuries can cause swelling, limited motion and even severe pain. Injuries may require surgery or knee replacement, and may cause temporary and permanent disability. These injuries make it difficult to work and live normally.
Build a CaseDon’t allow your employer or the insurance company to deny your claim. You must fight to receive workers compensation, if because of you knee injury:
- You cannot return to work.
- Your injuries have long-lasting, permanent effects.
- You need surgery or expensive medical treatment and therapy.